Press Reviews

  • Sound & Vision - Brent Butterworth Reviews the PC12-NSD

    “We have yet to encounter an SVS sub we didn’t love, and the PC12-NSD is no exception… I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t love this subwoofer.”

  • Stereomojo.com - John Fritz Reviews the SVS Ultra Tower

    "The Tower’s parts, engineering, innovative design, exquisite fit and finish, and more importantly, its sheer musicality, are what you would expect from a speaker two-three times its price…the Ultra Tower is an overachiever, and no, it is not just for the Home Theater enthusiast. It is, quite simply, an astonishing achievement and an outstanding bargain!"

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  • The Ultra Bookshelf Surround Package Receives Home Theater Magazine's Top Picks Award

    "These speakers do everything well, and the more time I spent with them, the more I appreciated the way they could get the best out of any content in my library… The Ultra’s price/performance ratio is through the roof, and I recommend the line not only to those planning a purchase in this price category, but even to those who were planning to pay more. I don’t say this often, but I’ll say it now: I could live with these."
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  • PB-1000 Subwoofer Wins the Audioholics 2013 Consumer Excellence Award

    "Let's recap. Great price, check. Great performance, check. Great customer service, check. Three checks and the PB-1000 breezes into a winning spot in our 2013 Consumer Excellence Award competition."
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  • Sound&Vision - Brent Butterworth Reviews the Ultra Tower Surround Package

    "Dynamics of a custom theater system, neutrality and ambience of an audiophile system...Certified and Recommended."
  • Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity - Jim Clements Reviews the SB13-Ultra Subwoofer

    "It plays loud and deep with extremely low distortion. But it also has the ability to deliver finely nuanced bass with textures and dynamic shadings that are quite rare even by today's standards... It is quite frankly an engineering juggernaut."
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  • Electronic House names the SB13-Ultra Best Products of 2013

    "Designed to deliver vigorous, versatile bass performance, the SVS SB13-Ultra is a low-frequency, high-output knockout offered at an unbeatable value, in a surprisingly elegant footprint."
  • Home Theater magazine names the SB13-Ultra subwoofer best 18 products of 2012

    "No matter how loud I played it, I couldn't get the sub to bottom out or show any signs of strain. Furthermore, my room is more than 5,000 cubic feet, and I never once felt the subwoofer running out of headroom. That's pretty damn impressive."
    "Outstanding value. Powerful deep bass response. Built-in parametric EQ"
    "... the SB13-Ultra is going on my short list for future upgrades to my home theater. Highly recommended."
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  • AVForums' Russell Williams gives the SVS cylinders a Best Buy award!

    "If there is a single subwoofer that revolutionized both the price/performance ratio and the way we buy subwoofers, the SVS Powered Cylinder is it."
    "...what it does do very well is the task of producing accurate and powerful bass with depth and finese that most other subs in this price range cannot match."
    "Outstanding bandwidth uniformity, linear response, low distortion and true 20Hz extension, etc... There is a whole lot to like about the PB12-NSD..."
    "...the PB12-NSD fires on all cylinders and provides a bulletproof, low distortion bottom end. $769 shipped to your door is a bargain price for this kind of all around performance."
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  • SB13-Plus Sound+Vision Certified and Recommended 2011

    Sound + Vision's Brent Butterworth reviews the SB13-Plus. His take: "...nothing but lean, deep, powerful bass. I just couldn't make this thing distort..." "...the SB13-Plus can keep up with its super size brethren..."
    "I cued up tracks from showboating bass players ..."yet the SB13-Plus portrayed them all beautifully, with plenty of punch and perfect pitch definition."
    "The result is a sub that never ever gets close to sounding like it's reaching it's limits and is as bomb proof in normal day-to-day abuse as it's possible to be."
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  • PB12-Plus Sound+Vision Magazine Editor's Choice 2010

    Sound + Vision's Brent Butterworth reviews the PB12-Plus. His take: "Innovative company" "...the PB12-Plus delivered perhaps the most detailed, subtle performance of all these subs."
    "Probably the best deal going on a high end subwoofer."
    "From its ungodly output capabilities, true 20Hz extension, and ability to play clean and distortion free, the PB12-Plus DSP has truly earned the right to be called a "subwoofer."
    "This superbly-built sub includes quality amplification, a sweet-sounding 12-inch driver and plenty of adjustability."
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  • Prime Series Speakers Receive Digital Trends Editors Choice Award

    "With effortless performance, elegant design, and striking value, SVS’ Prime Series hits the ultimate sweet spot in the audiophile segment."

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